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Federal (USV)


Cyrus Jewell Spencer

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 20, from Jackson Township, Tioga County, he enlisted in Troy on 16 May 1861 and mustered into service as Corporal, Company C, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His birthplace from the 1860 US Census. His memorial in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Millerton and his gravesite in the National Cemetery are on Findagrave.


08/07/1840 in NY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11216]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22906]